Twelfth Annual

Virginia Governor’s Conference
on Agricultural Trade


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

8:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m.


10:10 a.m.

Opening Session - U.S. Agriculture: Trade and Domestic Policy Update

U.S. Agriculture: Trade and Domestic Policy Update

Sonny Perdue,
United States, Secretary of Agriculture (invited)

10:45 a.m.

View from Economists Panel Discussion

Robert Johansson Chief Economist, United States Department of Agriculture
Luke Chandler Chief Economist, John Deere
Dhamu Thamodaran, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chief Commodity Hedging Officer Smithfield

12:00 p.m.

Lunch - Governor's Trade Progress and Priorities

The Honorable Ralph Northam
Governor of Virginia

1:30 p.m.

New Trade Agreements and Opportunities for U.S. Agriculture

Ambassador Gregg Doud
Chief Agriculture Negotiator of the United States

2:00 p.m.

Commodity Panel Discussion

Stephanie Grunenfelder, Senior Vice President, American Peanut Council
Bryan Wiggins, Director of Market Research and Evaluation, National Cotton Council
Kent Bacus, Director of International Trade and Market Access, National Cattlemen's Beef Association

3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:30 p.m.

Forest and Forest Products Panel Discussion

4:30 p.m.

Closing Session-Indonesia – U.S. Agricultural Trade: Emerging Market Perspective

His Excellency, Mahendra Siregar, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States of America and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs (invited)

5:00 p.m.


5:30 p.m.

Reception at Executive Mansion (tentative)